Jumble Answers for 05/02/2021











23 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 05/02/2021

  1. Good Morning, Everyone…. 🍋🍇 SQUEEZE THE DAY! 🍇🍋

    🎶 But I was looking at you so hard, that you must have had a hunch….So you came up to me and asked me my name…You beat me to the PUNCH…That time…You beat me to the PUNCH…Yes you did..🎶 “You Beat Me to The Punch” – Mary Wells 1962 https://tinyurl.com/4khv88h2

    🍋 We all have HIDDEN talents, and with this girl it was fruit,
    She took them all and made a SPRAWL, with sugar as solute…
    She cut some slices OBLONG, and some she did them round,
    ENCORE performance all the day, she cut, she mashed, she ground…
    To naked eyes it’s UNSEEN, the work that she put in,
    It won’t APPEAR to her guests…but the taste will make them grin
    And that night at the luau, when they gathered in a bunch…
    The compliments were many…and our girl was PLEASED AS PUNCH! 🍋

    Fruit…Sweet, juicy fruit. One can never go wrong…And when you take a bunch…and make some PUNCH? Priceless!

    So…As strange as this may seem, HIDDEN is Hidden from view this morning. I went through the Archives, had my eyes PEELED…but LIME telling you…no luck. I mean, I FIGured it had to be there, right?…Well, aPEARently not…Be honest, Folks, ORANGE you finding that odd? Such a common word? Anyway, not looking to have an ax to gRIND, I just gave up, and went on to COMPOST my rhyme. So, except for Hidden, all our other words are old favorites…And the Early Birds found all of this morning’s work…short and SWEET…

    Ok. Today we find ourselves outdoors, under the lights, at the home of HONEY DEW, where when her Travel Club needed a place to hold their luau, she graciously offered to host. “LIME all yours”, she was heard to say…And being the Hostess with the Mostest, Honey decided to go all SPROUT, and make her own PUNCH from scratch…So, here we are, with the party in full swing. And except for a little SOUR GRAPES…(Honey being overheard discussing her brother…(who was constantly swimming against the CURRANT)…deciding against a wedding…”He CANTALOUPE”, she cried…), the party was a very aPEELing SWEET success. And as Honey drank in the compliments for the FRUITS of her labor, she had to admit that she too was happy over her fresh fruit juice being such a hit…She was PLEASED AS PUNCH! https://tinyurl.com/tbr7ns54

    The Sweet little HIDDEN gems? A silhouetted couple is visible in the background. The table holds a pineapple, a lemon, an orange, and wedges of fruit can be seen floating in the punch bowl. Three extra cups lie to it’s side. The only edibles though are those ubiquitous pigs in blankets. (I guess Honey felt the food was no FIG deal). She’s wearing a sarong, a lei, (as are her two guests), her earrings are pineapples, and there’s a hibiscus, Hawaii’s flower, in her hair. She’s seen ladling punch into her cup. The woman standing with her, CLEMENTINE, is dressed in a sheath, adorned with hibiscuses, with another variant placed GINGERly in her hair. And the man at front, QUINCE, is wearing the standard Island fare, a shirt with palm trees. But there’s a TWIST…because if you look real closely, you’ll see Jeff’s Signature Sinking Sailboats beside each one. A PEARfect touch! And speaking of Jeff? The man standing a little further back from the table? Definitely him. But apPEARently before that LEMON of a stylist misconstrued his wishes, and PEELed off those luxurious Covid tresses…leaving him feeling so BERRY, BERRY MELONcholy… You just can’t trust some of these women with scissors…they can cause a SHEAR disaster…

    So, There you have it Folks, Done. Have a good one. Be well, stay safe…and I’ll leave you with some sweet advice friends gave me some years ago. I don’t drive, and it was never really a FIG deal…But when I had met a man that I was interested in, they started RAISIN the questions…The first thing they asked…”Does he AVOCADO? Because if not, you should just let that MANGO”…And SEEDless to say…it didn’t go much farther than that first DATE…🍇🙋🏻‍♀️

  2. Like most Sunday Js for me this was easy.
    Oblong was the hardest to figure out.

  3. AND OUT OF THE ARCHIVES…The puzzle of January 29th, 2017: Our question: “After knocking out his opponent in the first round, the boxer was”…And the solve? PLEASED AS PUNCH! https://tinyurl.com/vudzw732 A different slant to the puzzle, but as they say…All roads lead to ROME…🍎😉🙋🏻‍♀️

  4. 🧵 With the fabric laid out in a SPRAWL on the OBLONG work bench, there didn’t APPEAR to be any way to keep anything HIDDEN from view…but it probably didn’t matter, since the woman agreed to buy the dress for her ENCORE performance sight UNSEEN…and all that really mattered was that she be PLEASED AS PUNCH with the finished product…🧵

    🪆He kept his feelings HIDDEN, he’d been through this once before,
    This time he’d not APPEAR the same, there’d def be no ENCORE…
    ‘Twas better things would stay UNSEEN, he’d play close to the vest,
    Let others SPRAWL their sculptures out…put themselves to the test…
    He took the OBLONG figurine…with time now of a crunch…
    And polished it a last time…nervous yes, but PLEASED AS PUNCH! 🪆

  5. All words easily solved, but glommed onto “Pulp” somehow for puzzle solve, until the bright light hit upon “punch”.

  6. I find it an amusing little TWIST that today just happens to be NATIONAL LEMONADE DAY! Enjoy! 🍋🍋 🙋🏻‍♀️

  7. Good morning. Had just a teensy-weensy problem with the 4,5,and 6th words. Not enough to spoil my mind set though. The cartoon answer took longer to get! so that was my choice for hardest solve. So Angie, ops—Angela, one question. Like Sheldon, did your mother ever have you tested? Loved you work. Until tomorrow stay well and stay safe.

    • 😂 ROTFL! 😂 Uh..as a matter of fact, yes, She did! A few times!! 😂 God, how you make me laugh! Good thing you’re my landsman, Brooklyn…or I might take this the wrong way! 😉 And I caught your little play on Angie…Nice…At least I know you’re reading my stuff! Glad you enjoyed the FRUITS of my labor, Paul…And here’s to you staying well and safe too! 🍇🍋🙋🏻‍♀️

  8. Being on the road,I had no real paper to access the puzzle,so did it online quickly.Sunday’s usually give me trouble but not so today.Unseen stumped me momentarily,but after getting that,even the cartoon was a quick solve.We’re celebrating a first communion for one of our granddaughters today!

  9. Do you get to skip the anagrams if you get the puzzle answer at first glance? Didn’t think so. Only one that vexed me was Sprawl, which I finally got after laying out all the other circled letters. Sunday is a work day for OO so back to it and wishing all a very, merry month of May!

    • Good Morning, OO…You could if you choose, but what fun is that? I never do the words first, but I do enjoy them. I look at the Jumble as if it were a song…There’s the words, and there’s the music…and what would one be without the other? And I like your use of vexed…Not a word heard all that often. I love the obscure! And May you have a good one, OO…🍋🙋🏻‍♀️

      • All your talk of fruit reminded me of the Old English children’s rhyme, “Oranges and Lemons.” The end is pretty ghoulish but so was Old England.

        Oranges and lemons,
        Say the bells of St. Clement’s.

        You owe me five farthings,
        Say the bells of St. Martin’s.

        When will you pay me?
        Say the bells at Old Bailey.

        When I grow rich,
        Say the bells at Shoreditch.

        When will that be?
        Say the bells of Stepney.

        I do not know,
        Says the great bell at Bow.

        Here comes a candle to light you to bed,
        And here comes a chopper to chop off your head!
        Chip chop chip chop the last man is dead

        • You’re so right. It always baffled me how these old “children’s” rhymes could be so ghoulish. When I was a kid, I thought the Grimm of Grimm’s Fairy Tales was the actual word Grim…Because they all seemed to have one thing or another in them that could scare the bejesus out of you. Steve and I do a lot of quizzes together…and whenever the subject of nursery rhymes or the like comes up? We just shake our heads at some of the nonsense. “Chop off your head”, indeed! 😱 And they wondered why kids had nightmares! Thanks for sharing, OO… Have a good one! 🍋🍊🙋🏻‍♀️

  10. Like Chuck, I too paused at unseen but once I got that one everything fell nicely into place. Happy Lemonade Day to all and you know what they say, “If life gives you lemons, make Whiskey Sours! Have a good day all.

    • I’ll drink to that!🥂And a good day to you too, Betty! 🍋🙋🏻‍♀️

  11. Hi all – Happened to glance at the cartoon and saw the answer instantly. I had to jumble three of the words; the first was UNSEEN until I used the UN trick, OBLONG took a couple of tries, and ENCORE took the longest (not CORNER or CORN-EE).

    Good wishes to everyone.

    Yes Angela, “sweet juicy fruit” will never GUM up the works! Excellent song choice as well. My favorite details were the pineapple earring and all the sailboats on the shirt.

    “People were always PLEASED AS PUNCH and some would even double back for an ENCORE viewing of the UNSEEN HIDDEN city park after it would suddenly APPEAR as a green OBLONG amidst the SPRAWL of streets and tall buildings.”

    • Thanks, Steve…And yes…Sweet, juicy fruit always gets my vote…As long as it’s not peaches…I love them, but unless someone peels them for me?…I’m dead in the water! 😂 And speaking of water…Those Sailboats, right? He definitely went OVERBOARD with them today! 😂 And I like the imagery with your sentence! 👏🏻👏🏻Well done, Sir! …Good wishes to you too, Steve. Enjoy! 🍇🙋🏻‍♀️

  12. Cloudy in the biggest Little city today. The jump all spilled out of the ball very quickly for the answer. Spent too long in finding oblong. Everyone have a great day.

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